Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series – S3, Ep.5 – Preview

A pair of strawweights take centre stage in episode 5 of DWTNCS as 10 hopefuls fight for a place in the UFC.

The ‘Contender Series’ is back once again with a five fight card taking place from the UFC’s Training Centre in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Maycee Barber (4-0) and Jamie Colleen (4-1) is the culminating bout and both are hoping to make their way into the UFC’s already impressive strawweight division.

Barber, a 20 year old fighter is unbeaten in her early MMA career and having fought under the LFA banner, she is no stranger to fighting in front of a large television audience but the stakes are now higher with UFC Dana White in attendance to potentially make or break her career.

With 3 finishes to her four fight streak, Barber is comfortable wherever the fight goes. Her submission game is very much on point and also has under rated power in her fists.

In her way is the equally heavy handed Jamie Colleen who has three wins by KO/TKO and the 32 year old is hoping that she can knock off a very highly touted prospect.

Despite possessing powerful fists, Colleen is also an excellent submission artist and should not be overlooked.

This one could certainly be an instant classic.

Elsewhere on the card, Chibwikem Oneynegech (4-0) is looking to continue his good form and earn a fifth straight KO victory over Maki Pitolo (9-4).

Oneynegech began his professional career in 2015 and has been wowing fans with his impressive highlight reel knock out performances and the 24 year old is a highly rated prospect and feels that he has a weight of expectation on his shoulder.

His counterpart, Maki Pitolo is  on an inconsistent streak himself of late having won two and lost two. Pitolo knows that this is the most important fight to date and a victory over Onyenegech would be a huge feather in his cap.

It’s a fun looking night of fights and after last week’s very evenly matched contests, fans will be hoping for more of the same.

DWTNCS – Card (UFC Fight Pass – 1am BST)

  • Maycee Barber vs Jamie Colleen
  • Maki Pitolo vs Chibwikem Onyenegech
  • Dom Pilarte vs Vincent Morales
  • Austin Vanderford vs Angelo Trevino
  • Edmen Shahbazyan vs Antonio Jones

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